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Mat Mchugh SEPERATISTA! Australian Album Tour

Written by Toby Smith on January 15, 2009

It’s been a stunted start for Mat McHugh’s solo mission thanks to an untimely motor bike accident that left him bed ridden in the USA for a month.

The injuries have healed, the tour has been rescheduled and Mat is ready to bring his solo project out into the live forum and so he announces his Seperatista! Australian Album Tour.

Which brings us to SEPERATISTA!, a free-floating animal of rare sensitivity and grace, recorded with a band largely seconded from the Sydney jazz scene. Off-kilter drums, deep bass, horns, piano, organ, melodica and cello, flesh out Mat’s voice, acoustic guitar and occasional ukulele on an album rich in precious sonic details.

“What I’ve always done with The Beautiful Girls is to run as far as possible from what anyone thought we were. Trying my best to keep challenging myself and other people is incredibly important to me.”

Hence the surprising electricity of last year’s ZIGGURATS album, a disc that challenged old TBG fans while captivating a whole bunch of new ones.

Those old fans are likely to do backflips over the melodious syncopated acoustic grooves of the solo album.

“I thought it would be good to strip it all back and start again without the bells and whistles,” says Mat. “I also wanted to allow myself some musical freedom and collaborate with other musicians. It allows me to voice the singer-songwriter side of me that’s slowly being erased from The Beautiful Girls.”

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Mat McHugh will hit the road through February and March 2009.

Wednesday 4th Feb
Old Manly BoatshedMANLY, NSW
40 The Corso, MANLY
Tickets $18 from http://www.theatlasagency.com
Doors open 7pm

Thursday 5th Feb
The Vanguard
NEWTOWN, NSW
http://www.thevanguard.com.au 42 King St, NEWTOWN
Tickets $18 + bf from http://www.moshtix.com
Doors open 7pm

Friday 6th Feb
The Vanguard
NEWTOWN, NSW
http://www.thevanguard.com.au 42 King St, NEWTOWN
Tickets $18 + bf from http://www.moshtix.com
Doors open 7pm

Saturday 7th Feb
Heritage Hotel
BULLI, NSW
http://www.heritagehotel.com.au 240 Princes Hwy, BULLI
Tickets $18 from the venue (02) 4284 5884 & http://www.theatlasagency.com
Doors open 7pm

Sunday 8th Feb
Brass Monkey
CRONULLA, NSW
http://www.brassmonkey.com.au 115a Cronulla Street, CRONULLA
Tickets $18 from the venue 9544 3844
Doors open 7pm

Thursday 12th Feb
The Toff in Town
MELBOURNE, VIC
http://www.thetoffintown.com 252 Swanston Street, MELBOURNE
Tickets $18 + bf from http://www.moshtix.com
Doors open 8pm

Friday 13th Feb
Rubys Lounge
BELGRAVE, VIC
http://www.rubyslounge.com.au 1648 Burwood Highway, BELGRAVE
Tickets $18 from http://www.moshtix.com & http://www.theatlasagency.com
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 14th Feb
The Palais
HEPBURN SPRINGS, VIC
http://www.thepalais.com.au 111 Main Rd, HEPBURN SPRINGS
Tickets $18 + bf from http://www.moshtix.com
Doors open 6pm

Thursday 19th Feb
Settlers Tavern
MARGARET RIVER, WA
http://www.settlerstavern.com 114 Bussell Hwy, MARGARET RIVER S
Tickets $18 + bf from the venue or http://www.theatlasagency.com
Doors open 9pm

Friday 20th Feb
Fly By Night
FREMANTLE, WA
http://www.flybynight.org Parry St, FREMANTLE
Tickets $18 + bf from http://www.theatlasagency.com
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 21st Feb
At the Beach, Scarborough Amphitheatre
SCARBOROUGH BEACH, WA
Scarborough Beach With Ian Moss
Free entry
On stage 6.30pm

Sunday 22nd Feb
The Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights
ADELAIDE, SA
http://www.gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au Rundle Park, East Terrace, ADELAIDE
Tickets $22 + bf from 1300 FRINGE (1300 374 643) http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au
Showtime 7pm

Thursday 5th Mar
The Zoo
BRISBANE, QLD
http://www.thezoo.com.au 711 Ann Street, The Valley, BRISBANE
Tickets $18 + bf from http://www.oztix.com.au & http://www.theatlasagency.com
Doors open 8.30pm

Friday 6th March
Joes Waterhole
EUMUNDI, QLD
http://www.musicliveatjoes.com Memorial Drive, Tickets $20 + bf from 07 5442 8144, Joe’s Waterhole Gaming Lounge, Backbeat Records, Big Top Shopping Centre, Shake It Up Music, and http://www.theatlasagency.com
Doors open 7.30pm

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